As you turn on your favorite grill’s burners, we have a few quick tips to keep in mind when grilling in the summer.
For anyone who wants to grill during a heat wave, we have ways to keep your equipment – and most importantly – your loved ones safe.
Once you have everything you need, sit back, relax, and become a bbq grilling all-star this summer with tasty recipes suited for any premium grill.
3 Necessary Commodities for Grilling in the Summer
While you might want to upgrade your grill setup this summer, another focus should be on what else you can additionally add to make the outdoors as enjoyable as possible for your company.
- Patio Furniture – Having the perfect place to chill and chit-chat as the grill sizzles is a necessity. Luckily for you, we offer endless quality selections of patio furniture to meet your own requirements.
However, if you’re completely overwhelmed by all of the fabulous choices, we suggest first looking into our Telescope Casual Furniture Leeward 5 Piece Patio Dining Set. With a fun, bright, and light pop of color, this set comes with four chairs that are stackable. The set also includes a square dining table that is great for when you want to sit around and sip on drinks and munch on some Grilled Adobo Chicken Burritos, as found in our previous article on Gas Grills vs. Charcoal Grills.
- Outdoor Refrigerators – An outdoor refrigerator is a necessary staple in your dream backyard. Keep your beverages and food like veggies at a perfectly cold temperature before grilling them up by the methods suggested in our Guide to Vegan BBQ posted last fall.
One of our personal favorite outdoor refrigerators that we currently offer is the Alfresco 28-Inch Compact Outdoor Refrigerator. With 7.2 cubic feet of interior storage space, this is the ideal option for those looking to keep a couple of things cool while prepping the grill for their feast. There is also an optional keg kit included with the purchase which allows it to also double as a kegerator. The versatility of this outdoor refrigerator makes it a purchase that you will wish you would have made sooner.
- Outdoor Kitchen Storage – Maybe you’re looking to add something to your patio paradise that will have all of the bells and whistles. Allow us to introduce the Blaze 30-inch Beverage Center. Besides coming with an insulated ice bin, it also includes a bottle opener, towel rack, removable cutting board, and even more! Have everything handy nearby and at just the snap of your fingers with this beverage center that will help keep yourself, your loved ones, and all of your drinks cool this summer.
Protect Your Equipment, Yourself, and Fellow BBQ Lovers When Hosting a BBQ
You’re worried about the heat when it’s super hot outside. Don’t be worried about protecting your grilling equipment. We have recommendations to keep you—and your grill—in a relaxed state.
The biggest thing you can do to help the longevity of any of your outdoor appliances, like your luxury grill, is to make sure it is stored away in an area that is not constantly exposed to the elements. If you do not have this option or want to protect it even more, a grill cover is always a good investment if not already included with your grill too.
While you get your grill to its best grilling temp for whatever delicious barbecue you may be cooking up with your friends and family this time, help your loved ones chill in the best ways possible. Relaxing and catching up under a shaded structure – whether it be an umbrella or an awning – is always a nice way of quickly cooling down from the sun’s summer rays. However, keep in mind that if you do have your grill under one of these structures you are following all local, state, and national fire codes and ordinances. A general rule of thumb is to just never have it too close to any structure – whether it be a wall or ceiling or any other flammable material that could easily catch fire.
Sitting under some shade, taking a dip in the pool, or playing some water games are fun, quick ways to cool down. And these are especially fun for any younger ones in attendance.
Maybe you don’t have any shade or water to splash around in, luckily a very easily attainable way for everyone to cool down that anyone can access this summer is via sipping on some cool, refreshing drinks loaded up with fresh ice.
No matter how you decide to start your hot grill summer, we know that so long as you follow at least one of our recommendations for purchase upgrades to your patio and all of our safety tips, you will have a summer that will be even hotter than any incoming heatwaves.